I'm making 2 sets of potholders for a church silent auction. I'd do something more ambitious but I've noticed in the past that things tend not to go for their value. But if you put in one set of items for the Univ. of Iowa and one set for Iowa State, their alums will bid for the item AND try to bid their school higher.
Anyway, my question is, which is the better way to make the potholders. 1) Should it be the regular way you'd make a quilt, with the front of the quilt up, the batting, and the backing facedown, or 2) should I put the back and the front right sides together, sew along the seam and then flip it inside out?
If I make them Way No. 1, how do I get the hanging loop into the seam?
If I make them Way No. 2, what's the best way to quilt it? It's hard to quilt from edge to edge that way (although it seems that is the easier way to handle the hanging loop).
Any experience and opinions welcome!